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latch·string

 (lăch′strĭng′)
n.
A cord attached to a latch and often passed through a hole in the door to allow lifting of the latch from the outside.
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latchstring

(ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ)
n
a length of string fastened to a latch and passed through a hole in the door so that it can be opened from the other side
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latch•string

(ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ)

n.
a string passed through a hole in a door so that the latch may be raised from the outside.
[1785–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latchstring - opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside
opener - a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
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